MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival is an event where animated films meet other media and arts, aiming to present, disseminate, experiment and discuss ideas, crossing over new artistic approaches and forms, on which animated film is the narrative and aesthetic expression. The Festival’s main goal is to present and promote the best animated films made all over the World.

MONSTRA 2022 is going to take place between 16th - 27th March 2022.

Each edition we focus on a guest country with retrospectives and curatorships of several authors on a guest country. This edition our guest country is Japan.

Our competitive sections are: Feature Films, Short Films, Student Short Films, Super Short Films, Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) and Portuguese Short Films.

Submissions for the Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) and International Competitions are running until 28th November.

Submissions for the Portuguese Competition are running until January 9th 2022.

Filmmakers with selected films for the International Competition will be notified via e-mail after February 1st 2022.

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

Feature Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Feature Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Film for Young Audiences (if applicable)
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Portuguese Short Film
- Best Experimental Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Student Film Competition:
- Best International Student Short Film
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best International Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Super Short Film Competition:
- Best International Super Short Film
- Best Portuguese Super Short Film
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Films for Children and Youth Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRINHA
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Portuguese Short Films Competition
- SPA / Vasco Granja Award - Best Portuguese Short Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Monetary Prizes and the Competition Jury will be announced on the festival's website by February 2022.

Please find the complete Regulations for MONSTRA 2020 on the festival's website.
www.monstrafestival.com/submissions

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

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  • Ezra Belgrado

    Monstra is truly a wonderful festival ! I'm glad I got to be there for the 2021 edition with the short film 'Ego Echo'. Heart-warming and helpful festival team ! Wonderful and enriching masterclasses & conferences, as well as a great and diverse short film and feature film selection, and more ! Their passion for animation film in all of its colors & styles is undeniable ! Thank you, Monstra !

    September 2021
  • Daniel Murphy

    Great, diverse mix of films, wonderful venues, it's obvious the people behind this festival are eager to promote the art and still giddy at its prospects. A welcoming nice bunch of folks.

    August 2021
  • A quality festival with super polite staff. I would definitely repeat! Thank you!!

    August 2021
  • Margrethe Danielsen

    Thank you for selecting PEARL DIVER and for the Special Mention! Very cool.

    August 2021
  • Xuanchen Fan

    It’s a great festival. Lisbon is such a beautiful city. Thanks for having me❤️❤️❤️

    June 2019